What's your experience with debriefing?

I read a blog post from @cakehurstryan recently

And it got me thinking about my own experiences with debriefing. I would say I’ve definitely hit roadblocks 1 and 3 in the past! In my own experience, having sweets or chocolate on hand definitely helps have a successful debrief :wink:

What’s your own experience with debriefing? Have you hit any of the roadblocks Callum mentioned? Have you hit different ones?


My experience has been pretty positive. Before I start exploratory I get whoever made it to give me some thoughts on what to explore and I say let’s get together after to review what we have found. Collaborative/team work language.

I can understand the roadblocks that some may have.

Super interesting topic. Tempted to write up some thoughts now.


I am totally going to try having chocolates on hand the next time I can debrief in person!!!


I really like the idea of debriefs, it makes so much sense.

It should take a tester only a few debriefing sessions to be able to talk about testing. Once I get the confidence of being ready of an unexpected debrief session, I will try my hand at public speaking.

The only thing is: I am still waiting to have my first opportunity of being debriefed. Or maybe I should debrief myself, as @fionaccharles suggested in yesterday’s Critical Thinking AMA.